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Old 02-14-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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Beginner C++ Books


I will be taking a C++ class at the local community college next Fall. I was hoping to get a few books and maybe teach myself a few things beforehand. I don't have programming experience. I am usually a quick learner though. Anyhow, what books would some of you recommend from experience or word of mouth for an absolute beginner.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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I had this book for my beginner course, and I still have it - it's well-organized for both referencing and learning from the beginning. It also is one of the few books I've seen that doesn't overcomplicate (but it also doesn't bore you with oversimplifying either). It does have everything that I've ever had use for (except that it doesn't have Winblows or much graphical programming, but beginner courses never get to that anyway). I definately recommend it.. Anyway, here's the info:

Title: Practical C++
Author: Rob McGregor
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0-7898-2144-9
Price: $29.99 USA

It also says that it was previously known as:
Title: Using C++
ISBN: 0-7897-1667-4
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:47 AM   #3
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Cool, found it on amazon from an e-store or whatever for $9.99 + shipping. Thanks for the response.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:50 PM   #5
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I would suggest "C++: the complete reference" by Herbert Schildt
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:54 PM   #6
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Since books can be very expensive and I believe you will need to get some when your school starts, you may be interested in learning with a free, good online tutorial and save money for the books and caffeine (and God knows how much of this you will need...lol).

http://www.cplusplus.com/

http://www.cprogramming.com/
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of the responses.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:09 AM   #8
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Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel is downloadable free of charge.

Search for TICPP on Google and you should find it (there are two volumes to it).

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Old 02-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #9
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Thanks amos. "Thinking in C++" appears that it could be very helpful.
 
  


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